Two days ago I got the following text message from Nonny:
P a little surprised what a sweetheart I couldn’t remember the old Club was asking her about her interest but they seem to only be about the lieutenant who was across the room at the time she told me she thought you was hot start I agreed you could look at it and then she asked if I’d ever fantasize about sleeping with him sorry the TV is is making this I’ll hang up.
Now Nonny struggles with technology so as I began to read, I was trying to guess what she might be trying to say. It wasn’t until I got to the fantasize part that I was really confused. Then the last line about the tV made me laugh out loud. She couldn’t figure out how to make the voice recognition stop recording when she realized it was picking up the tv. Phew… my mother has never asked me about fantasizing about sleeping with anyone – and I don’t want that to start!
Then the same day I started VR for something and didn’t realize I had my phone set to Italian; normally it switches on by itself for my daily Italian lesson and then turns itself off when I’m done. But I must have accidentally changed to Italian. I don’t even remember what I was trying to say, but this is what I got:
Anonymous game ex fan Week and Hugh know Cost Wearing Nice T-shirt il Renzi stasera mangiare cioè stop period and Best me va bene anche a me Kiss Snapchat Giusy shorts T-shirt c’è in CAPS ormai Favorites schiena biologico Birthday Office
It must be a voice recognition foul up kind of week. Two more on Wednesday that I caught on the blog right before I hit Post.
“And jam is also easier to make” turned into “And Jim is also easier to make”.
“I’ve never had a guy stand at the end of a row with a stick. Turned into “I’ve never had a guy at the end of a roller coaster”
I’m a little worried about what VR is thinking about me… fantasizing, making Jim and having a guy at the end of a roller coaster. Yikes.
But when you think about the technology involved in these little tiny circuits being able to hear your voice, search the database for a match and then enter it as text in your application – it’s amazing that it works as well as it does. What I really need is some kind of a cattle prod to zap me right before I hit “Post” to make sure I doublecheck what VR has done for me!
Do you have a technology currently bugging you?